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It was born in the early 1980s, when the estate vines had matured enough to start producing quality fruit. After fermentation in stainless steel, it is barrel-aged in a series of tunnels and caves beneath the winery for up to 22 months. Also sourced from Chateau Montelena's home vineyard is the Estate Zinfandel. After extensive investment into reworking the vineyard, the 2018 vintage saw the wine return from a five year hiatus. Other wines in the collection are predominately sourced from the Napa Valley and include a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a Petit Syrah. Chateau Montelena also produce a Riesling, sourced from vineyards within the Potter Valley AVA. Fire damage in the 2018 growing season meant that for the first time since 1972, the Potter Valley Riesling was not released.\u003cbr\u003e"}

1996 | Chateau Montelena | Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

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Red Wine: 1996 | Chateau Montelena | Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautiful and elegant wine. The color is ruby red. Nose aromas of black fruits, powerful, loamy, earthy scents along with fruit. On the palate it has a big juicy front, a very full texture and many layers of flavors in a rich cross section of fruit and terroir. Full-bodied and balanced. Definitely worth tasting!

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Producer: Chateau Montelena

Ratings: WA | 93  JS | 92

Vintage: 1996

Size: 750ml

ABV: 13.5%

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Country/Region: United States, Napa Valley

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      Detailed Description

      Beautiful and elegant wine. The color is ruby red. Nose aromas of  black fruits, powerful, loamy, earthy scents along with fruit. On the palate it has a big juicy front, a very full texture and many layers of flavors in a rich cross section of fruit and terroir. Full-bodied and  balanced. Definitely worth tasting!

        Reviews:

        • Wine Advocate: This Cabernet Sauvignon is the stern, tannic, concentrated 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (13.5% alcohol). Full-bodied, with gorgeously pure black fruits, powerful, loamy, earthy scents along with fruit.
        • James Suckling: Openly fruity and seductive, with layers of cherry, currant and berry; extraordinary flavors and balance.

        Producer Information

        Chateau Montelena is one of the most prominent Napa Valley wineries. It was directly associated with bringing international recognition to the California wine industry through the 1976 Judgment of Paris. Based in Calistoga, it is famous for its varietal Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.Despite its claim to fame with Chardonnay, the flagship wine of Chateau Montelena has actually been its Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. It was born in the early 1980s, when the estate vines had matured enough to start producing quality fruit. After fermentation in stainless steel, it is barrel-aged in a series of tunnels and caves beneath the winery for up to 22 months. Also sourced from Chateau Montelena's home vineyard is the Estate Zinfandel. After extensive investment into reworking the vineyard, the 2018 vintage saw the wine return from a five year hiatus. Other wines in the collection are predominately sourced from the Napa Valley and include a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a Petit Syrah. Chateau Montelena also produce a Riesling, sourced from vineyards within the Potter Valley AVA. Fire damage in the 2018 growing season meant that for the first time since 1972, the Potter Valley Riesling was not released.

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